Looking for a neurologist in San Diego?
Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups provides a list of specialized physicians trained in all aspects of neurology. Neurology is the field of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of diseases and conditions involving the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (eyes, ears, skin, etc.) nervous systems. Neurologists, doctors specializing in neurology, diagnose and treat all types of disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures.
Neurologists are actively involved in research on many neurologic conditions, including: brain tumors, brain infections, stroke, headache disorders, neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease), movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease), seizure disorders (epilepsy), demyelinating disorders (multiple sclerosis), spinal cord disorders, and speech and language disorders.
Neurologists do not perform surgery. Neurologists often collaborate with other physician specialists who work in neurosurgery, neuroradiology, pain management, and orthopedic surgery in order to comprehensively address the complex needs of patients.